What Happens When You Die And Hopefully Go To Heaven?

Everybody dies, and YOU will too. So that leads to an important question: What happens when we die? In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about what the Catholic Church teaches about death and the afterlife.

In this episode we’ll cover:
  • Is your soul judged immediately when you die?
  • What can your body do in Heaven?
  • What have Saints who have seen Heaven said about it?
  • Will we eat in Heaven? Will we wear clothes?
  • Does time pass in Heaven?
  • And much more!

21 comments on What Happens When You Die And Hopefully Go To Heaven?

  1. Gabe Theriot says:

    Ok, guys, if there are animals in heaven, will they be vegans as well? Lots of animals eat other animals, like the tigers Father Rich is talking about. There are quotes in the Bible of the Land of Milk and Honey. I don’t think these guys were writing about almond milk.

    1. jvlewis says:

      Yes, Isaiah 62:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

  2. Michelle Allard-Boyle says:

    Love you guys . Please pray for me. ❤️

  3. Janet says:

    First time listening to your podcast and I throughly enjoyed it.

  4. I look at Death as a Transition from Life to Eternity,from finite it infinite. When we say that we Die, sounds so grim but to say that a person has Transitioned , is so much more uplifting. So, I have for some time, since the death of my beloved wife,after 61 yrs. of marriage. When I began to think that her soul transitioned, over the threshold into her eternal reward ,I felt uplifted and at peace with her passing. I understand that there is a Judgement, but it doesn’t have to be so final. Death is not final but the beginning of an Eternal Life , with God. That is a glorious picture of,Death. So, I try as often as I can to convey this idea of Transition,not, Death.
    Your in Christ,
    Anthony J Tummillo

    1. Devin says:

      That’s powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing Anthony.

  5. John says:

    No mention of the Book of Enoch, and his vision/visitation of Heaven?

    1. Jennifer Klessens says:

      What book of Enoch?

  6. Just became a patron. WHOO HOO!!

  7. Charmaine Schrader says:

    I love this show. It’s awesome! Two Ryan’s and Fr Rich please the talk show going I love it!
    God bless you
    Charmaine from Melbourne Australia

  8. Shirley Kologinczak says:

    Will I recognize my Son and will he recognize me when and if I get to go to heaven. Asked this of three priests and 3 different answered. One said No. One said, of course, you will. And the other priest said He wasn’t sure.

  9. May not be the best place for my question, but the Garden of Eden was brought up in this show so it sparked my curiosity…..it sounded like you guys were speaking of Adam & Eve as actual people, which I grew up believing, but a few years ago our priest blew my mind when he spoke of it during a homily as ‘just a story’. Since then I get conflicting info constantly and don’t know what to believe anymore…..what have you been taught? They were truly the first man & woman, or it was a story to help us embrace the creation of man?

    1. Frances says:

      Where in all the writings of the Bible is there an indication that the creation account is fictional? If there is none, and any references point to it as historical, then we can consider it true and facts.
      Doubt is cast on it by competing beliefs, and so people who cannot defend it may often say it’s just a nice story. But it’s not a nice story, and it explains a lot about the nature and condition of the world.
      There are differing schools of thought, but there are comprehensive enough studies to substantiate knowing it is reliable.
      Look up a handful of scholars, and even though they may not agree on all points, there is enough congruency or accord to support faith in what has not since been seen is from where all we do see has its origin.

  10. Victoria Pirozzoli says:

    This was a great subject to talk about. So many people think it’s morbid to talk about death. I look forward to being in Heaven and seeing my loved ones again when my time comes. I mourn loved ones passing from this world only because I miss being with them. I know they’ve moved on from this physical plane.
    I’m hoping you can address the “cremation vs. being buried” choices in a future podcast. I’ve been trying to decide how I want my remains to be taken care of once I pass (or should I say transition 😊).

  11. Ashwith Rego says:

    I have a question for Fr. Rich. There was a case (link below) where a man posed as a priest and duped people for years. Now let’s say someone committed a mortal sin and confessed to this person. Sacramental absolution is surely not valid, but what happens to the penitent? Specifically what happens to the penitent if he passes away before getting to know the priest wasn’t really a priest? Likewise what about a person who receives last right from this “priest”?


    1. Mary Ellerby says:

      God will ensure all true repentant sinners are forgiven

  12. JSusan says:

    Revelation 7 mentions “white robes.”
    After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches* in their hands.
    Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?”
    I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.” He said to me, “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;* they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

  13. Jose Oliver says:

    By the time your heart stop, that will begin your transition to next life.. youl encounter darkness, float to nothingness.. Just like Jesus descended to hell.. until pass thru next life going to light.. if you considered accept Light, God in your next life..

  14. Why can’t the words to this program be seen just instead of you all talking?
    I am deaf and unable to hear anything. I am missing out on so much stuff
    I can hardly stand it. I need to see the words. Is that posssible?
    Bob M.

  15. Donna Beedy says:

    Love this podcast thanks guys.

  16. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Excellent podcast outlining what we think and how we all speculate on what happens after we die. Since I have faith I only worry about the process of death and getting through it. My soul calls me to God so even if I spend time in Purgatory I think my ‘final destination’ is Heaven. What do you do forever in Heaven to keep busy is a concern of mine. I don’t want to sit around playing the harp all day, or singing praises all day long. Or for what passes as time.

    I agree with Fr. Pagano, time moves or flows in Heaven. There are no clocks, no recognition of earth time. We are operating in eternal time. Personally, I am not crazy about getting a body back at the second coming unless it is an improved version. Why not remain spiritual? Why go back to the physical even if we have no imperfections as Ryan Scheel mentions and hopes for. What is wrong with being purely spiritual?

    On a separate note, I really like your logo of the mic. It reminds me of the 1930 radio shows’ mics. I also like the symbol of the cross on it. Good choice. It says a lot. Have you thought about having listeners call in for a specific segment of each podcast? Are you planning for more guests?

    I tried to subscribe but had a problem with the website so I will try another time. There was no place to put in charge card information to donate.

    God bless us all!

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